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    Bovada Bitcoin Exclusive

    Anyone here part of this program? I was receiving the weekly perks of "spins/reward points" after a qualifying deposit every Monday but all of a sudden I'm not eligible? Called and spoke to different agents and the first said the "exclusive" offers were no longer a part of the Btc Exclusive program and the 2nd said they were NOT aware of any changes to the program.

    Anyone have something to add? Without the weekly perks for being Btc Exclusive then what's the reason for staying in the program? At least without opting in you could still use your card to deposit. It's an EXCLUSIVE promotion that has NO incentive to join? Sounds kinda crazy to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ant23 View Post
    Anyone here part of this program? I was receiving the weekly perks of "spins/reward points" after a qualifying deposit every Monday but all of a sudden I'm not eligible? Called and spoke to different agents and the first said the "exclusive" offers were no longer a part of the Btc Exclusive program and the 2nd said they were NOT aware of any changes to the program.

    Anyone have something to add? Without the weekly perks for being Btc Exclusive then what's the reason for staying in the program? At least without opting in you could still use your card to deposit. It's an EXCLUSIVE promotion that has NO incentive to join? Sounds kinda crazy to me.

    I stopped getting offers several weeks ago......thought it was because I took em for 40k in the casino.

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    Another player has mentioned his normal weekly bonus has not shown up as well. After going on a losing streak too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Optional View Post
    Another player has mentioned his normal weekly bonus has not shown up as well. After going on a losing streak too.


    Now that's interesting.....was losing and stopped getting them?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. NBA View Post
    Now that's interesting.....was losing and stopped getting them?
    Overall he is well ahead, just had a bad month or so.

    Surprised me more that he kept it for so long more than it being taken away really. But he has just given them back quite a chunk recently.
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    I am a loser with them and a loser in life and Bovada has stopped my bonuses ,used to get good offers every Monday , have not got them for several months now

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    I won big last week with them and my sports rollover on weekly bonuses/bitcoin exclusive went from 5x and 10x rollover to now 30x for sports. I kind of thought they would disappear for good considering the amount I won but maybe they will change back in the next few weeks.

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    Similar situation for my account for the first time today. I went to make a Bitcoin deposit and there was no bonus offered. Then I clicked on the promotions tab for Bitcoin exclusive and it said I was no longer qualified to get the bonus (whatever that means).

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    I also meant to add that all my bonuses have been inflated as far as how many points I need to claim one. I used to be able to get a $100 bonus for 50,000 points. Now that same $100 bonus cost 95,000 points (so basically no reason to take it since if I claim 100,000 points to get $100, the rollover is 1x versus the 5x). It makes little sense and they are actively discouraging me from playing at their sportsbook. Maybe that's their goal. I am a Hall of Fame member.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bfl View Post
    I also meant to add that all my bonuses have been inflated as far as how many points I need to claim one. I used to be able to get a $100 bonus for 50,000 points. Now that same $100 bonus cost 95,000 points (so basically no reason to take it since if I claim 100,000 points to get $100, the rollover is 1x versus the 5x). It makes little sense and they are actively discouraging me from playing at their sportsbook. Maybe that's their goal. I am a Hall of Fame member.
    Same Thing happened to me Last week the $100 bonus went up to 95K points today no weekly 50% bitcoin bonus

    oh well

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    No bonus for me either. Looks like they shut it down for a lot of accounts all at once. Also looks like I have no reason to play at Bovada anymore. Their MLB lines are downright terrible.

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    No btc exclusive bonus for me as well :/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bfl View Post
    I also meant to add that all my bonuses have been inflated as far as how many points I need to claim one. I used to be able to get a $100 bonus for 50,000 points. Now that same $100 bonus cost 95,000 points (so basically no reason to take it since if I claim 100,000 points to get $100, the rollover is 1x versus the 5x). It makes little sense and they are actively discouraging me from playing at their sportsbook. Maybe that's their goal. I am a Hall of Fame member.
    Same here. Hall of Fame and nuked my bonus from 5x to 30x. Also down big this month so weird time to discourage me from depositing. I guess they dont want my action

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    strange stuff.......I destroyed their casino back in February. Complete dumb luck. Had 5 big ass jackpots on the reels and wheels xl game and could not lose playing black jack either. Crazy....literally best run of my life. I gave probably 20k back and then presto they yanked the bonuses that were bringing me back to lose more money. I'm actually pretty happy they stopped the bonus train.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. NBA View Post
    strange stuff.......I destroyed their casino back in February. Complete dumb luck. Had 5 big ass jackpots on the reels and wheels xl game and could not lose playing black jack either. Crazy....literally best run of my life. I gave probably 20k back and then presto they yanked the bonuses that were bringing me back to lose more money. I'm actually pretty happy they stopped the bonus train.
    Agree that it is strange. I haven't done well with my gambling on the site lately either. You'd think they'd want to incentive me to keep playing. With that said, even though they stopped their cash back on Tuesdays, they have been giving some point bonuses. So I will see if they do that today and then do a withdrawal after I play it off. I have some future wagers on basketball and am not a big baseball fan so also a good time for me to take a break.

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    I think it's important for all to note that just because you don't have anything now, or offers changed. They do change them every week. Maybe in a few weeks they'll go back to how they were, or your offers will improve. They want you to keep checking obviously to get you logging in.

    Either way- They have been great with these. Very rec friendly book.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crusherrr View Post
    I think it's important for all to note that just because you don't have anything now, or offers changed. They do change them every week. Maybe in a few weeks they'll go back to how they were, or your offers will improve. They want you to keep checking obviously to get you logging in.

    Either way- They have been great with these. Very rec friendly book.
    Operative words being "have been".

    The Bitcoin exclusive has not been changed every week and their typical bonuses usually come back every few days to a week....they have not. They have also never inflated them to give you considerably less for your bonus points. This appears to be a wholesale change on their bonus structure. They do not care if you log on. They want you to play and this isn't the way to incentivise you to do that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bfl View Post

    Operative words being "have been".

    The Bitcoin exclusive has not been changed every week and their typical bonuses usually come back every few days to a week....they have not. They have also never inflated them to give you considerably less for your bonus points. This appears to be a wholesale change on their bonus structure. They do not care if you log on. They want you to play and this isn't the way to incentivise you to do that.
    It could be just their way to identify the valuable players and the nits.

    And the valuable ones will get a new program.

    Just a guess.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Optional View Post
    It could be just their way to identify the valuable players and the nits.

    And the valuable ones will get a new program.

    Just a guess.
    I suspect if that were the case, they could have easily looked at the money played and tenure of players and adjusted accordingly instead of an across the board change like this. Why piss off someone even for a week or two? It doesn't take long to find another sportsbook and if they like it, they're probably not coming back.

    I guess we'll see.

    P S. The Bitcoin Exclusive has now been officially removed from the bonus offers (it was still there yesterday).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Optional View Post
    It could be just their way to identify the valuable players and the nits.

    And the valuable ones will get a new program.

    Just a guess.
    Would be my guess as well. Remove it- see who still actively deposits and bets and bring back to those that do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crusherrr View Post
    Would be my guess as well. Remove it- see who still actively deposits and bets and bring back to those that do.
    Except for the fact that you would already know that. Unless someone wins with the bonus, your better players are already reupping before the new bonus is available.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bfl View Post

    Except for the fact that you would already know that. Unless someone wins with the bonus, your better players are already reupping before the new bonus is available.
    They could not know who is going to stop playing completely without a bonus incentive...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Optional View Post
    They could not know who is going to stop playing completely without a bonus incentive...
    Correct, but you would know who would keep playing after an incentive was depleted and that should be enough.

    Not to mention, why in the world do you want to make this thing a mystery? This stuff should be out in the open so people understand how it works. It reminds me when I used to play at the Bellagio and sometimes I would get comped and sometimes I wouldn't. One day I finally went into the host office and asked "what gives". I said my wagering was much higher last time and you did nothing for me. He did a great job of explaining average wager, but that duration was equally important (and I hadn't gotten to the duration portion in my previous trip). Guess what happened the next time I went. I was aware of the system and made sure I qualified for both average bet and duration. Both sides were happy. It's not that hard to understand.

    That actually is one of my biggest complaints about Bovada....lack of transparency. You get these sporadic "we dropped a little gift into your account. Head on over to the bonus section to redeem". I would prefer to know what the gift is for and how it is calculated instead of this mystery surprise.
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    Here's how mine looks.

    Bonus includes:


    • 50% of your next deposit

    Bonus details:

    50% up to $200 - BTC only - Minimum Deposit: $20 - Playthrough Requirements - 30X Sports / 30X Horse / 20X Casino

    They might as well shut it down.. I won't be depositing based off this.. I used to get 15K Rewards points and 50 percent up to $500 plus 5x sports and Racebook..

    Yuck. The shit the bed on this one

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    Quote Originally Posted by MT Casings View Post
    Here's how mine looks.

    Bonus includes:


    • 50% of your next deposit

    Bonus details:

    50% up to $200 - BTC only - Minimum Deposit: $20 - Playthrough Requirements - 30X Sports / 30X Horse / 20X Casino

    They might as well shut it down.. I won't be depositing based off this.. I used to get 15K Rewards points and 50 percent up to $500 plus 5x sports and Racebook..

    They might as well close it down
    ?

    You just received that offer?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bfl View Post
    ?

    You just received that offer?
    Correct. I didn't get anything yesterday. Just logged in this morning and noticed this new deposit bonus which is really worse than
    most.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MT Casings View Post
    Correct. I didn't get anything yesterday. Just logged in this morning and noticed this new deposit bonus which is really worse than
    most.
    Wow, just wow. That's a terrible offer. I received similar to yours in the past. I have no offers currently and will simply laugh and start looking for another out if they offer me that, which is insulting.

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    Got it to day also , 30X rollover , I will pass

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    Got 50% up 1k max
    No spins no points
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    Was told you have to deposit $20 to activate the bonus . Then told u dont have to do anything.. Good system..

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    In case anyone is interested I deposited a small amount for the 50% 30 time bonus. After I deposited another 50% bonus offer for with same terms showed up in my account. I also got the 1500 points and 25 free spins a couple hours after I deposited.

    So for some it may be worth putting a small deposit in to get the other perks. But just be aware of the 30 times roll.

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    I never get any bonuses from them, Maybe because my poker account is up a lot?

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    Yea I got the 50% today also but with a 30% rollover from a 5x that’s the only reason that’s was my book of choice. Rather do Betnow 25% cash with I think a 8x plus can deposit anyway not just bitcoin. That just killed then for me that’s s huge rollover. They have been really good to me though the other day they give me a 125% up to 500$ because I asked the on chat if there anyway they can hook me up with something better then the normal 50% it was called vip bonus never got something called that. To me I can only play at places that gives reasonable rollovers. To many offers out there for that nonsense should of not even posted that bonus.

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    This is going to be a great opportunity for other sportsbooks to lock in on some new business, provided they can deliver good customer service and reliable payouts (something Bovada is excellent at).

    I just took out my balance (no bonus offers at all to date).

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    I message them on Twitter and they told me I am no longer considered a recreational player so they took it away from me also

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